13 Popular St. Patrick’s Day Bars in Kansas City

Llywelyns Pub in KC/Courtesy photo

St. Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us. Kansas City has no shortage of Irish fun planned, from the long-running parades in Westport and Brookside to the traditional Irish breakfasts at the city’s oldest business. Here are 13 great Irish pubs to celebrate the season.

Kelly’s Westport Inn

Sitting inside one of the oldest buildings in the city, Kelly’s has been a social gathering place since 1947 in Kansas City. St. Paddy’s Day is a tradition at this Wesport dive bar and Irish pub and is always known to be a good time.

McFadden’s Sports Saloon

McFadden’s Sports Saloon is an Irish sports bar offering classic pub food and sports viewing in the Power and Light District.

Brady & Fox

Brady & Fox is an Irish restaurant in Brookside from two well-known local restauranteurs. With a warm, homey atmosphere and a wide selection of beers and ales, Brady & Fox is sure to be a good time this St. Patrick’s Day—a day they spend up everything to open by last year.


Established in 1996, O’Dowd’s Gastropub has been serving the Country Club Plaza for over twenty years. On St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy live music, classic bar eats, and party on their rooftop patio.

O’Malleys 1842 Pub

Whether you head over to O’Malley’s on Snake Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day, or any other day of the year, you are sure to have a true Irish experience. O’Malley’s was named one of Esquire magazine’s Top 50 Pubs in America, built from the Weston Brewing Company layering cellars. Enjoy live music, Irish eats, and handcrafted ales.

Fitz’s Blarney Stone

The Blarney Stone is a rough-edged dive bar that’s been open in Midtown for fifty years. Beer, billiards, local musicians, an old jukebox, darts, and regulars- the basic food groups of a good local bar. It’s also right on the parade route for St. Patrick’s Day. 

Llywelyn’s Pub

Established in 1975, Llywelyn’s is a classic Irish pub and the perfect destination for your St. Partick’s Day festivities. They specialize in traditional Irish fare and have over 40 beers on tap. Llywelyn’s Pub is a great spot to join in on the Irish celebrations.

Westport Ale House

Westport Ale House is one of Kansas City’s most popular sports bars. On St. Patrick’s day, doors open at 8am to begin drinking, chowing down on Irish food, and celebrating in true Irish fashion. Grab a drink and find a spot on their rooftop bar overlooking Broadway to watch the parade go by.


Gilhouly’s is a cozy Irish-themed pub in Kansas City. Play pool, drink beer, and party like a leprechaun at this local bar.

Conroy’s Public House

There are three Conroy Public House locations around the Kansas City metro. Conroy’s is a kid-friendly Irish restaurant serving traditional Irish food with a wide selection of beers on tap. At Conory’s, the whole family can get in on the St. Paddy’s Day celebrations.

The Belfry

Celina Tio’s The Belfry is a casual beer bar with carefully curated IPAs and chef-inspired eats. A favorite on the menu is the Reuben Dog… beef dog, corned beef, house apricot mustard, house caraway kraut, gruyere, fries and their house ketchup.

O’Neill’s Restaurant and Bar

O’Neill’s Irish Restaurant and Bar has been open for twenty years, having first opened their doors in 2000. Celebrate the Irish holiday with the whole family at O’Neill’s – they’ll have face painters, Irish dancers, bagpipers, balloons, and specials all day long.

The Well

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at this rooftop patio in the heart of Waldo with green beer, Irish-themed food specials and live music.

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